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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:34

Asslamo Allaikum,

Who here has experience of keeping chickens and dealing with them? How many chickens can I keep in this? How long do Chickens live for?

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:43
I think sister mmb would know.
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:44
Waalaikumussalaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu:

That coop seems to have a capacity of 4 chickens (see here) but somehow I would rather keep 2-3... it just seems so cramped.

A simple formula shared elsewhere is: 4 sqft/chicken in the coop and 4 sqft/chicken in the outside 'run'.

We're still waiting for our city to allow backyard chickens... till then, some keep them secretly.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:49
They can live long (some up to 20 years), depending on care and safety from predators. It seems on average 8-15.

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:52

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Really? That long?

A Muslim guy is selling a used coop on ebay so I may pick that up tomorrow, negotiating price.

Chicks are £2.00 at point of la this is what it says, is this a good egg laying breed? Why is it so cheap???

I have some 18 week old ross breeder pullets for sale £2 each

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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:52
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I hope she logs on and checks this thread, Insha'Allah. I gotta make a decision pretty quick.
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#7 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:53
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How long do Chickens live for?


Depends on what time Zabiha is :)

On Average, chickens live for the same amount of time as a Turkey :)


Sorry, I couldn't resist with the joke. I stopped myself from doing it, then I thought I couldn't chicken out now :)
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#8 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:54
Please... whatever 'pet' or 'animal' we get... lets be careful to think the decision through thoroughly so that the poor animals don't suffer - not just in terms of care but in terms of getting bored or not wanting the hassle of cleaning up after them.

One reason our city hasn't allowed backyard chickens yet is because our animal shelters are FULL of unwanted 'pets' of all kinds but particularly cats. Unfortunately, where space is limited those that are older get destroyed.

Think it through first insha'Allah. We're working on an article on cats at IslamicTeachings but I think the same considerations apply for all animals in urban settings, particularly in the west where feral colonies are kept in check.
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#9 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:54
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What do you call a chicken crossing the road?

Poultry in motion :P
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#10 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:54
bro muadh...when is the BBQ date.....make sure it is after ramadan.
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#11 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:56
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I have no experience with pets. Someone at work told me to just buy a coop, throw chicken in it and feed them and let them in the Backyard and that's it.


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#12 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:57
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We are doing BBQ at the Masjid this Sunday for Ramadhan (Mubaarak)...Burgers, Marinated Chicken , Chocolate Cake, etc

We will block the side of the Masjid and setup the Grills from 09:30 onwards need help serving the little kids

FREE FOR ALL!

Its for School kids actually and staff.
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#13 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:58
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You will be responsible for their lives, even if you plan on eating them later. So... try not to make a hasty decision. Even if the coop flies, there'll be others... otherwise, you might be listing the coop in a matter of months!

Think thrice insha'Allah.
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#14 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 15:59
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Mashallah I make the niyat of accepting without actually attending...
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#15 [Permalink] Posted on 19th June 2014 16:01
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The one in the picture is 129 (new) + Free Shipping

The one by the brother is around 70 (+ Fuel) to go pick it up...He is also giving me feeders and drinkers

Money is about the same so I am not sure what to do...The one from the brother is little smaller. If I buy the new one I can extend the run myself (if need be)
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